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Tim Westwood on Dancing On Ice?

Rap DJ Tim Westwood has revealed he plans to get into training after being contacted by Dancing On Ice bosses inviting him on to the next series.

And he claimed show bosses had upped his fee by £10,000 within hours of him telling fans he was mulling over the offer.

He told his listeners via Twitter he was considering slipping on the skates to appear on the ITV1 show then asked for their thoughts.

"Been offered £50,000 to go on Dancing On Ice - could you see me wearing sequinned outfits! Should I do it?" he asked.

But he was worried about whether the responses urging him to do it were genuine. "Why is everyone sayin I should do it! I'd have to dance on ice with a woman who looks like a man in drag. I need to know - are you saying 'yes' for my benefit or so you can have a cruel cheap laugh at my expense?"

And during today's (Wednesday) edition of his Radio 1Xtra show he reckoned the fee was creeping up. "I have now been offered £60,000 - they have put it up by ten grand overnight," Westwood said.

He said he'd been to a London rink to practice last night but it had already closed so he went bowling. "I'm in training. I'm eating a lot of protein right now. I'm eating a chicken now. Apparently, I have to eat four chickens a day."

He added: "Anyway, I don't know whether I should try and squeeze them a 100k or if I should hold out for I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here."

Westwood - who was shot in south London in 1999 - reckoned the programme would bring its own hazards.

"Westwood on ice, baby - they should say Westwood on ice and a slice, because those blades are pretty sharp apparently," the DJ said.

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